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Unformatted text preview: Introductions (not graded, but required) Please introduce yourself to the class. Tell us your nursing background, advanced practice aspirations, a bit about your family, personal interests, and anything else you would like to share! Topic responses ! ! ! ! ! Discussion Collapse All More Sort By: Instructor Romeo 2/10/2017 12:56:53 PM Introductions Hi Class, Please introduce yourself to the class. Tell us your nursing background, advanced practice aspirations, a bit about your family, personal interests, and anything else you would like to share! I look forward to meeting each of you in cyberspace. Dr. Romeo Show Less Meera Sharmareply to Instructor Romeo 2/24/2017 6:37:31 PM RE: Introductions Hello Dr Romeo and Class, My name is Meera. I have been married for 15 years and I have a 14 year old beautiful daughter. I love dogs, I have a three year old beagle who loves food. I have been certified orthopedic nurse for 7 years. I worked in pre-surgery and post-operative care unit to get out of my comfort zone and face more challenges. I was taking care of the adult patient population, newborn babies, gynae, ortho, and geriatric patients. I recently moved to rehabilitation unit. I am looking forward to learn about Leadership and role of APN in this class. My future goal is to provide safe and advanced care to my patients as a FNP. Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Meera Sharma 2/26/2017 7:04:21 AM RE: Introductions Hi Meera, and welcome to NR 510! You have a diverse background as an RN which will be helpful as you study for your FNP degree. I am looking forward to working with you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less April Sweet 2/18/2017 8:46:56 PM Hi from Connecticut Hello Everyone, My name is April Sweet and I currently work at a Connecticut county jail for the past year, previously, I worked at a Connecticut prison since 2012. I started my medical career as a medic in the Army in 2004, a licensed practical nurse in 2007 through the Army, and then a registered nurse in 2012. I have been in the military for thirteen years and am hoping to retire when I hit twenty years in 2024 and am hoping to retire from the State in 2035. I have been married since 2010 to my husband who just became a licensed practical nurse in November 2016, we have a 2 ½ year old son and another child on the way due in July. My original plan for nurse practitioner school was to wait until I had ten years with the State, but with our budget issues, I decided to start last year. My co-worker is also attending CCN and almost finished with the nurse practitioner program, he was the one who encouraged me to continue with my BSN and to attend CCN. April Show Less Melissa Rogersreply to April Sweet 2/19/2017 3:10:44 PM RE:Hi from Connecticut Hi April, I also work at my county jail. I'm kind of new at, started in December. I really enjoy working in this capacity, I have worked in hospitals for 11 years. I'm looking forward to starting our MSN-FNP adventure. Melissa Rogers Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to April Sweet 2/26/2017 7:10:37 AM RE: Hi from Connecticut Hi April, it is wonderful to see a CCN alumus with us. You sound like a busy lady with family, work and school. I am excited to be working with you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less Eric James Bolisay 2/20/2017 4:59:21 PM Introduction Hello, My name is Eric Bolisay, and I currently reside in Los Angeles, California (Pacific Time Zone). I was born and raised in Louisiana but decided to head west for college. I first worked as a licensed vocational nurse in convalescent homes in 2007. I went back to school for my Associate’s degree and started working as an RN in 2009. I have been with Kaiser Permanente since becoming an RN and have experience on the telemetry, surgical, and oncology floors. Going back to school for my Bachelor’s and Master’s had always been on my mind, but I made a lot of excuses to hold off on it. I was attracted to the schedule of the Chamberlain courses and finally decided to give it a shot. I completed the BSN portion of Chamberlain last year, and this course will be my first class in the Master’s program. I do not have a clear destination of where I want to be yet at the completion of this program, but I am hoping to learn about the variety of opportunities and specialties available as an advanced practice nurse in these upcoming courses. My parents and brothers live in Louisiana and Texas, and I visit them a few times a year. I enjoy being out in the sun here in Southern California and appreciate the diversity of the area. I am traveling to Indonesia and Singapore in May, so any recommendations would be great! Looking forward to these next eight weeks with you all. Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Eric James Bolisay 2/26/2017 7:13:55 AM RE: Introduction Welcome Eric! Congratulations on making the decision to start your graduate work! Remember graduate school is like "eating an elephant"--you accomplish it "one bit at a time". I look forward to guiding and getting to know you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less Alison Michalik 2/20/2017 6:16:04 PM intro Dr. Romeo and class, Hello all! I am from the Cleveland, Ohio area and have been a nurse for 7 years. My area of specialty has been in home care as a Case Manager. I have developed rather quickly as a nurse in this area because you truly rely on yourself and fellow nurses. I have a deep interest and passion for wound care and venous insufficiency. My ultimate goal is to focus on adults with ongoing, chronic conditions and better management most particularly in the home setting. When I am not doing the nursing thing, you will find me camping, traveling, and never staying still! I have the typical type A nurse personality. I have two daughters that are in 1st and 4th grade that keep me busy. Both are in horseback riding and hopefully we will own our own some day soon. I look forward to embarking on this educational journey and wish us all the best of luck. Thanks you, Alison Michalik Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Alison Michalik 2/26/2017 7:18:07 AM RE: intro Hello Alison, I agree that home care nurses need to have sharp assessment and critical thinking skills because you are out there on your own. I am glad you are with is for the Leadership course. Dr. Romeo Show Less Alison Michalikreply to Instructor Romeo 2/27/2017 7:28:35 PM RE: intro Thank you and I am looking forward to this course Dr. Romeo! Show Less Samantha Kwilosz 2/21/2017 3:14:36 AM Intro Hi, my name is Samantha Kwilosz. I actually graduated from the Addison, IL campus of Chamberlain in 2011 with my BSN and worked in several Chicagoland hospitals on Med/Surg and Tele floors before moving out to Colorado in October 2015. I now work in the float pool at 2 nearby hospitals. I am in the FNP program and look forward to starting clinicals this fall. So far I think I would enjoy working in one of the clinic type settings at Walgreens when I become an FNP, but I guess I will be able to better figure that our after clinicals. I have known my husband since I was 15 years old and we have been married for the last 3.5 years and have an awesome 2.5 year old Weimaraner named Gunner. When I'm not working or doing school work I love to relax, do craft projects and travel. Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Samantha Kwilosz 2/26/2017 7:20:33 AM RE: Intro Hi Samantha, Welcome to our group! I think staring at at walk in clinic such as Walgreens is an excellent first job as a new FNP. I am looking forward to working with you in NR 510! Dr. Romeo Show Less April Sweetreply to Samantha Kwilosz 3/1/2017 8:27:04 PM RE: Intro Hi Samantha, Welcome to our class, I hope you enjoy this course. What made you decide to move to Colorado? How are the winters? Do you get a lot of snow? As a float nurse, do they put you on mainly one floor? Any kids in the future? Where have you traveled? April Show Less Samantha Kwiloszreply to April Sweet 3/1/2017 11:19:47 PM RE: Intro Hi April! My husband and I decided to move to Colorado after coming here to visit for our first wedding anniversary and falling in love with the scenery. Since we didn't go away to college and didn't have kids yet we figured it would be the best time to try something new. The winters are pretty mild compared to what we were used to in Chicago. It drops alot of snow really fast here but since it is sunny almost everyday it melts quickly so it's not around for very long. Being in the float pool, I've had to opportunity to go to a variety of floors such as the Internal Medicine, Transplant, CDU, Medical Specialties, Ortho, Observation Unit and Mother/Baby. I enjoy it because it's something different every shift. The kids will hopefully come sooner to the end of this program. We've traveled around the Midwest, now exploring the state of Colorado, Florida, California, Mexico and our favorite is Hawaii! Nice to meet you and hope you enjoy this class as well. Show Less Xuan Ke 2/22/2017 3:39:10 AM Greetings from Hawaii Aloha, Dr. Romeo and classmates, my name is Xuan Ke. It is very nice to meet everyone in the class! I have been a nurse for nine years, and my clinical experience includes med-surg, trauma/surgical ICU, inpatient case manager, and utilization review nurse. I gained all of those experiences from an over 600-bed teaching hospital which servicing medically underserved populations in Los Angeles. I started in this facility as a student nurse worker in 2007, built the passion for me to caring underserved people. I am married and have two children, a three-year-old girl, and a seventeen-month-old boy; both of them keep me very busy. They're my lovely angels and the reason for me to be a stay-at-home mother. My husband serves in the military, currently stationed in Hawai'i. I had to take myself off from my job and relocated with him to Oahu a year ago. I love hiking. The Stairway to Heaven is on my must-go list. I wish could put my foot stamps in that incredible trial before leaving Hawai'i. My future goal is become a FNP. I previously attended the MSN program with the mental health specialty at California State University, Los Angeles, where I received my BSN degree. However, I am unable to continue the program due to relocation. Chamberlain is an excellent choice for me to achieve my goal. I am very excited to get started on this new class, and working together towards our great future! Xuan Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Xuan Ke 2/26/2017 7:24:36 AM RE: Greetings from Hawaii Aloha Xuan!! I had the opportunity to vacation in Maui many years ago, the Hawaiian islands are all so beautiful and I hope to return to them again someday. It is wonderful to hear that the online format of the FNP program at CCN works for you no matter where you are living in the US. Dr. Romeo Show Less Sheila Esparza 2/24/2017 10:59:15 AM Introduction My name is Sheila Esparza and I live in Cypress, TX (a suburb of Houston, TX). I am a relatively new nurse I graduated from nursing school in 2013 and since I have worked PACU, Telemetry and school nursing. I have also had the opportunity to work in a prison. I would like to become a FNP and possible dabble in the prison as a mid-level provider and eventually have my own clinic. I am a married mother of three (all girls) + a fur baby (Humbee the pit bull). Between school, two jobs, kids and being a wife I don't have many hobbies but I do like painting. Now I am not good at painting I just find the brush strokes soothing and centering. Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Sheila Esparza 2/26/2017 7:26:59 AM RE: Introduction Hi Shelia! You do sound like a busy lady! Be sure to take a few minutes each day to do something that "soothes and centers" you as you work on your FNP degree. I am looking forward to mentoring you in NR 510. Dr. Romeo Show Less Priscilla Afram Debrah 2/25/2017 3:30:14 AM Re: Introduction Hello Dr. Romeo and class, My name is Priscilla Afram Debrah. I am a float nurse in Maryland. I enjoy designing clothes, travelling and visiting museums. I look forward to seeing everyone on the discussion board Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Priscilla Afram Debrah 2/26/2017 7:28:50 AM RE: Re: Introduction Hi Priscilla and welcome to our group! Being a float nurse is both a challenging and rewarding job. How long have you been practicing as an RN? I lok forward to getting to know you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less Priscilla Afram Debrahreply to Instructor Romeo 2/28/2017 11:20:39 PM RE: Re: Introduction Dr. Romeo I have been a registered nurse for 10 years. Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Priscilla Afram Debrah 3/1/2017 5:18:45 AM RE: Re: Introduction Thanks Priscilla. Dr. Romeo Show Less Chioma Ejemole 2/25/2017 9:12:42 AM Introduction Hello Dr Romeo and classmates,My name is Chioma. I am a registered nurse in an acute care rehabilitation hospital in Washington DC area. I am married to my husband of 6 years and also a mother to my wonderful and busy 4 years old son. I have been a nurse for more than 13 years now and have worked in different areas like acute care, long term care, home health etc. I currently work in a brain injury and stroke rehabilitation unit. I enjoy cooking and like trying out new recipe. I also enjoy sports especially football and basketball and any physical activities.I look forward to working with you in this 8 weeks.Chioma Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Chioma Ejemole 2/26/2017 7:33:39 AM RE: Introduction Hi Chioma, thank you for your introduction. It is good to see that you are also a sports fan! Your various work environments will be an asset to you as you proceed with your graduate work. Dr. Romeo Show Less Priscilla Afram Debrahreply to Chioma Ejemole 2/28/2017 11:23:52 PM RE: Introduction Hello Chioma! My name is Priscilla. I am from Ghana and live in Frederick Show Less Melissa Rogers 2/26/2017 12:08:34 AM Introduction Hello from Colorado, My name is Melissa and I have been in medical field since 1999. I started as a CNA and worked my way through school, I graduated in 2006 with my ADN and a three yr old son. I have worked in medsurg, but mostly PACU and SDS. Most recently I moved to correctional nursing and love it. I started my BSN at Chamberlain last March, after a work injury. My initial plan was to receive my FNP and work at the local clinic, however I may like to be the NP at the jail. As I said I have a son, who is now a teenager and a wonderful husband. We are very busy with activities and spending time with friends and family. Melissa Rogers Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Melissa Rogers 2/26/2017 7:36:27 AM RE: Introduction Hello Melissa and welcome to our group! The correctional system is always looking for self directed FNPs so it is good that this is an area in which you are interested. I am looking forward to getting to know you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less Christine Skidmore 2/26/2017 10:05:43 AM Introduction Professor Romeo, My name is Christine Skidmore, I have been a nurse for 25 years. I have worked in many different areas whether it be hospital area or office work, the area I enjoy the most is Oncology and Hospice. I feel working with Oncology patients is rewarding, intriguing, amazing when you look at the medical breakthroughs that coming out and can be trying/sad at times. But the good by far out ways the bad, and with Hospice patients, my outlook on that is I feel it rewarding to provide comfort and care for that patient and family, as they transition into their next journey. I want to use my ANP to work in one of these two areas of practice. Currently I am working in the hospital setting on an Oncology/Hospice/Medical/Surgical floor, and have been doing this for 5 years. I have 3 children, 2 grandkids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 sugar gliders, and one hamster (I'm working on Noah's Arc). I met the most wonderful man less than 6 months ago, and we already know we want to spend the rest of our lives together. With that said, my youngest daughter is getting married this June 17, 2017 and hopefully I will marry my best friend later this summer, and taking many motorcycle trips. Thank you and look forward to the next eight weeks of class. Christine Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Christine Skidmore 2/27/2017 9:51:21 AM RE: Introduction Hello Christine, So glad to have you with us!! I applaud your commitment to hospice care, it is such an important aspect of nursing and yet not every nurse has the capacity or desire to care for patients at the end of their life. It sounds like you will have a joyful summer ahead. Looking forward to getting to know you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less Michael Becker 2/26/2017 4:03:01 PM Introductions Hello fellow classmates, my name is Mike Becker. I am thrilled to begin this MSN/FNP journey with all of you. I have been an RN for almost 8 years now, having graduated with my associate's degree in 2009. This past December I completed the BSN portion of the MSN bridge program. I have worked in an ICU for what will be 6 years this April. While I function mostly as a bedside nurse, I also do a fair amount of time in the charge nurse role. I am not 100% certain where I would like the FNP to take me, but I do know for sure I want to stay in the hospital setting as much as possible. For example in the ICU where I work the intensivist doctors have nurse practitioners working with them, all of which graduated with FNP focus. That type of specialty would be my ultimate career goal. My wife, Sarah, and I reside in central Illinois in the town of Normal. We are both nurses and actually met at the hospital we work at, Advocate Bromenn Medical Center. We have been married since last August and expecting our first child in early June. Our first child may be coming a little sooner than we probably would have foreseen, but we could not be any more excited. I am a big sports fan with all teams Chicago. I am a HUGE Chicago Cubs fan, and still can't quite get over the fact that they won the World Series. Overall, it has been an incredible last year with schooling for my BSN, wedding planning and the wedding itself, finding out we're expecting, the Cubs winning, and now starting the MSN program. I am very much excited for the next few years and all that I will learn, both within school and outside it. Best of luck to all of us as we begin going down this path leading to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. Mike Becker Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to Michael Becker 2/27/2017 9:45:14 AM RE: Introductions H Mike and welcome to NR 510. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your first child it is such an exciting event!! I am looking forward to getting to know you this term. Dr. Romeo Show Less April Isaac Vachio 2/26/2017 5:36:02 PM Introduction Dr. Romeo and class, I currently work full time in an Infectious Diseases clinic and part time as a pediatric home health nurse. As far as being an advanced practice nurse, I would love to stay in the infectious diseases field and also work in transplant. I am originally from West Virginia and moved to Columbus, Ohio 14 years ago. My husband and I collectively have three children and a cat. Our oldest daughter is a junior at The Ohio State University and is studying genetic counseling. Our youngest son will be graduating high school this year and has aspirations to become a teacher and work in film. As far as the cat, he has aspirations on being pampered, as he feels that he is royalty. I wish everyone luck in their studies. April Show Less Instructor Romeoreply to April Isaac Vachio 2/27/2017 9:58:11 AM RE: Introduction Hello April, glad you are part of our group. You have interesting aspirations to use your FNP degree once you finish. I am anxious to get this course started with all of you. Dr. Romeo Show Less Abelina Maldonado 2/26/2017 6:46:26 PM Introduction Professor Sroga and classmates, My name is Abbey Maldonado. I received my ADN in 2012 from Prince George's Community College. I graduated with my BSN from University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. I have a 13 year old son and a dog named Sn...
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